News (June 2018)

Mustard Seed Cafe Joins

Mustard Seed Cafe Joins

Posted on 27th June 2018

There is a great new venture at St Edward’s Church in Burgess Hill, where a new cafe comes highly recommended. The Mustard Seed Cafe is now a BHBPA Member. The cafe is open 3 days a week, Thur/Friday/Sat, is run solely by volunteers, and any profits are used for the community, e.g. young carers day, helping with meals in school holidays etc. The breakfast and lunch menu is cooked to order and at a very reasonable price. There is always a selection... read more

BHTC Rooms For Hire

BHTC Rooms For Hire

Posted on 27th June 2018

BURGESS HILL COUNCIL CHAMBER AND SMALL MEETING ROOM HIRE   Burgess Hill Town Council presents an excellent setting for both commercial and non-commercial meetings, award gatherings and other business related interactions.  We have a luxurious large Council Chamber which can accommodate up to 50 guests at one time as well as a smaller Meeting Room which can seat up to 4 guests. Both the Council Chamber and Small Meeting Room are available for hire... read more

Mike Paddles Round the Pier

Mike Paddles Round the Pier

Posted on 27th June 2018

Sussex IFA Mike Oliver Associates has been announced as a key sponsor for Brighton and Hove’s July watersports festival, Paddle Round the Pier. From their humble beginnings in 1996, Paddle Round the Pier now attracts more than 50,000 visitors while maintaining a ‘surfs up’ attitude and sustainable ethos. The festival will host a number of watersports activities from kayaking and paddleboarding to the 2.5k Palace to Paddle Swim, where participants... read more

Open Day at Radio

Open Day at Radio

Posted on 27th June 2018

OPEN DAY Come and find out about Community Radio Meet the presenters Have a studio tour. Meet the Team! 11.30pm to 4pm. 89 Church Walk (Opposite Johnsons Cleaners) Saturday 30 June 89 Church Walk Opposite Johnsons Cleaners Saturday 30 June ... read more

Economic Development Strategy Launch

Economic Development Strategy Launch

Posted on 23rd June 2018

Last week I was invited, along with BHBPA Chair Susan Fleet, to the CAE headquarters building on Thursday evening  to attend the launch of the new MSDC economic development strategy.  Also gathered there were county councillors, business leaders from large companies such as Time 24, Edwards and other stakeholders. Having in the past been critical of the Council in the fact that they seemed to disregard the interests of business, I was keen to find... read more

Premises Shortage for Businesses in Burgess Hill

Premises Shortage for Businesses in Burgess Hill

Posted on 21st June 2018

Over recent years, despite Government austerity, low growth nationally and stagnation in wages, many companies in Burgess Hill have managed to achieve growth to the point where expansion is needed. For these companies, the buildings in which they work have become too small and owners are seeking a move to more suitable accommodation. I know of at least six of our members who are in this situation. Unfortunately, the possibilities in the town are limited.... read more

Mental Health Course

Mental Health Course

Posted on 21st June 2018

Special Offer – Mental Health First Aid   Special offer for BHBPA members.  £40 off our Mental Health First Aid Training Course on 10th and 11th July, 2018   This two-day course backed by Mental Health England will train you to become a Mental Health First Aider and give you an in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing.  You’ll learn how to recognise the warning signs, develop skills and confidence... read more

Hugh Signs up with Local Filmmakers

Hugh Signs up with Local Filmmakers

Posted on 20th June 2018

Hugh Bonneville joins cast of Sussex short film Sussex filmmakers Matthew and Michael Rowney have added Hugh Bonneville to the cast of their latest project. He will lend his vocal talents to ‘Odilo Fabian or (The Possibility of Impossible Dreams)’, a short film due to be released later this year. Bonneville, who has recently starred in ‘Downton Abbey’ and the ‘Paddington’ franchise, will play the Narrator in ‘Odilo Fabian‘. The... read more

Angela Joins Judging Panel

Angela Joins Judging Panel

Posted on 20th June 2018

Sussex MD invited to join expert panel for environmental awards Angela Gill, managing director of Sussex chemical company Bio-Productions, has been invited to join the judging panel for the 2018 Green Apple Environment Awards. For the second time, Angela will join a team of experts from a diverse range of industries for the internationally-renowned awards initiative. Together with the judging team, she will review and mark entries from around the... read more

Meet the Buyers

Meet the Buyers

Posted on 20th June 2018

We are really pleased to invite you to attend the second of eight free educational seminars, supporting the Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers 2018 programme, sponsored by Gatwick Airport Ltd, Gatwick Diamond Initiative and Crawley Borough Council; http://gatwickdiamondmeetthebuyers.com/ Opportunity knocks – Growth through Innovation Presenters: Anya Ledwith, Eshcon Ltd Sandra Norval, Catalicity Ltd   Venue: Canon (UK) Headquarters, Woodhatch... read more

RMG and Quadrant Poetry Link

RMG and Quadrant Poetry Link

Posted on 14th June 2018

Please see below a poem we’ve written to announce a very exciting partnership between ourselves and Quadrant Systems  on the Victoria Business Park, following the poem we sent earlier this year. The poetry theme continues! It started with a friendly rhyme Asking if people had the time To talk to us about what we do PR, social, websites too. The poem seemed to strike a chord And thankfully, it wasn’t ignored Many sent back verses of their own Some... read more

Another Delightful Evening at Ridgeview

Another Delightful Evening at Ridgeview

Posted on 14th June 2018

It has become a regular meeting for BHBPA Members to go to Ridgeview Wine Estate in June, but it never tires or seems repetitive as the group is always different and the vines are always at different stages of growth depending on the weather. The reception is the same, however – warm, welcoming and completely down to earth. In fact you wouldn’t know that this is now an internationally acclaimed company which produces world class products.... read more

First Aid at Work Course

First Aid at Work Course

Posted on 14th June 2018

The QA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work qualification is designed for individuals who wish to act as an emergency first aider in their workplace. Upon successful completion of this qualification, candidates will be equipped with the essential skills needed to give safe, prompt and effective first aid in emergency situations. ​ What’s more, as a regulated qualification, employers can book this course for their employees and rest assured... read more

Lindfield Arts Festival

Lindfield Arts Festival

Posted on 13th June 2018

Lindfield Arts Festival 21-23 September  Can you help? Lindfield Arts Festival is a well-established charity, run by volunteers, and aims to bring art, in its broadest sense, to the local community. Last year alone, over 4000 people enjoyed wide ranging performances, exhibits and demonstrations and this year we anticipate even greater numbers attending this very popular event. The Festival is running from 21-23 September and we would love to have... read more

Job at Shredded Neat

Job at Shredded Neat

Posted on 13th June 2018

At Shredded Neat we have a need for an additional HGV driver and warehouseman, so here are the details in case anyone was looking around for a fresh role.   HGV class 2 driver/warehouse operative for Shredded Neat   What we need you to be able to do! This is a varied and manually intensive role, which includes the following:   Driving: to carry out the collection of materials, (both confidential and non-confidential – paper,... read more

Who Can Help Green Circle Network?

Who Can Help Green Circle Network?

Posted on 13th June 2018

I wondered if any of your members might just possibly help with this? Due to stringent new requirements from the Environmental Health Department, we have been told that antiseptic gel is no longer a sufficient safeguard against infection after handling live animals of any kind, but that adequate portable hand washing facilities must be provided for the public. The Friends of Burgess Hill Green Circle Network are a small local conservation charity,... read more

New Website for BC

New Website for BC

Posted on 13th June 2018

Bennett Christmas uses its ‘real people’ to drive new online presence    Regional insurance broker Bennett Christmas has launched a new website that puts its staff firmly at the heart of its marketing.   The firm, which has grown substantially over the past eight years to become one of Sussex’s leading personal and commercial insurance experts, set out to carve a distinct niche in the market for its people-driven approach.   Adopting... read more

Commemorating Great Sacrifice

Commemorating Great Sacrifice

Posted on 7th June 2018

Accountancy Firm Commemorates Great War Sacrifice   Worthing and Gatwick based accountancy firm, MHA Carpenter Box, recently presented the Borough of Worthing with a specially commissioned Royal Sussex Regiment flag to help to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War and the Battle of Boar’s Head.   The Battle of Boar’s Head was a ‘diversionary’ attack which took place on 30th June 1916 where men of the Sussex... read more

Two BHBPA Members Presenting

Two BHBPA Members Presenting

Posted on 7th June 2018

We are really pleased to invite you to attend the first of eight free educational seminars, supporting the Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers 2018 programme, sponsored by Gatwick Airport Ltd, Gatwick Diamond Initiative and Crawley Borough Council; http://gatwickdiamondmeetthebuyers.com/ Breaking new Markets in a Post Brexit Britain Presenters: Nick Broom, PVL UK Ltd Tamara Roberts, Ridgeview Wine Estate   Attendees of this seminar will benefit from... read more

Welcome Oldfield Smith

Welcome Oldfield Smith

Posted on 7th June 2018

We have a new member in Oldfield Smith, a firm of Chartered Surveyors.   Oldfield Smith & Co is a fully independent professional practice of Chartered Surveyors, regulated by RICS and specialising in commercial property.  We are also an RICS approved training firm and members of the Disability Confident scheme, actively welcoming the opportunity to support and develop the next generation of property professionals.   Our staff are all... read more

Be Your Own Boss Event

Be Your Own Boss Event

Posted on 7th June 2018

Be Your Own Boss Brought to you in conjunction with the CWO Enterprise. Networking event featuring inspiring entrepreneurial stories from women in Sussex, offering practical advice, solutions, essential information and networking opportunities. Date: Tuesday 10th July, 6:30-8:30 Venue: Lindfield Golf Club, Lindfield, Haywards Heath, West Sussex Agenda 18:30 – 19:00 Arrival: Refreshments and Canapes 19:00 – 19:15 Welcome and Introductions. What... read more

£4k for Dame Vera’s Children’s Charity

£4k for Dame Vera’s Children’s Charity

Posted on 7th June 2018

Sussex management consultancy Business Pulse raised more than £4,000 for the Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity at a corporate networking event at Goodwood last week.   Nasser Elaheebocus, founder of Business Pulse, staged the special event in the glorious Sussex Roof Garden suite at Goodwood Racecourse. It was his first fundraising initiative since becoming a Business Ambassador for the Children’s Charity earlier this year. Guests were... read more

Sussex Living June

Sussex Living June

Posted on 7th June 2018

Monthly Update June 2018   It’s Sussex Living, but better! We’ve all been working really hard on a sleek new redesign for our June issue, so the magazine is looking fresh and fabulous. We hope you all agree! It’s still full of the same great features and regulars for you to enjoy, plus some new offerings as well such as Home Front, an inspirational and beautifully designed home profile feature.   We also have a new book review page,... read more

Young Musician of the Year Event

Young Musician of the Year Event

Posted on 7th June 2018

Five outstanding young Sussex musicians will be pulling out all the stops as they compete for a £1000 prize in the finals of the Coro Nuovo Young Musician of the Year 2018/19. Now in its third year, the competition is open to singers and instrumentalists aged between 18 and 25 who are about to begin or are currently studying at one of the UK’s leading conservatoires. Judges whittled a total of thirty-one competition applicants down to ten, who... read more

Golf Day for Community Transport Sussex

Golf Day for Community Transport Sussex

Posted on 7th June 2018

Hi. We are holding a golf day for Community Transport Sussex this summer and it would be great if you could come along and join us on the day. A team of 4 is just £190! Sponsorship of competitions, holes and the main day sponsorship are all available should you wish to promote your company. Details are below and If you can’t make it but would like to provide a prize for our raffle/auction, that would be wonderful. https://www.uploadlibrary.com/bhbpa/golf.day.jpg. My... read more

Net XP Expo in September

Net XP Expo in September

Posted on 5th June 2018

Event: Mid Sussex Business Expo Date: 27th September 2018 Keynote Speakers: 7:45am – 9:45am (Pre-registration required) Business Tradeshow: 10:00am – 3:00pm Venue: South of England Showground, Ardingly, West Sussex RH17 6TL   In September, Net XP will be holding their third business exhibition of 2018, which will take place from 10:00am to 3:00pm at the South of England Showground in Ardingly. With 100+ exhibitors, expected to be sold... read more

Rockwell Collins Hosts Local Students

Rockwell Collins Hosts Local Students

Posted on 5th June 2018

“Rockwell Collins UK hosts ‘Introduce a Student to Engineering’ days for local schoolchildren”   “Local children fly F-35 simulator during ‘Introduce a Student to Engineer’ day at Rockwell Collins UK.”   On 23rd and 24th May 2018 Rockwell Collins hosted two ‘Introduce a Student to Engineering’ days at their Simulation & Training Centre of Excellence in Burgess Hill, UK.   This is the fourth year that the company... read more

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"Since joining BHBPA we have found it to be a dynamic and vibrant members’ organisation, with excellent, regular and informative meetings.

Peter Liddell does a first class job in ensuring that members’ interests are aired and addressed.
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Mark O'Shea, Partner
(Rawlison Butler)

"If Carlsberg did networking they would do it the BHBPA way. Each event is packed with great ideas, thought provoking presentations and fun. As a small business we feel supported and part of the community. We have built friendships and business relationships and there is always plenty of advice on hand to benefit us all so don’t hesitate to join whatever the nature of your business. "

Angela Gill, Managing Director
(Bio Productions Ltd)

"The BHBPA is an energetic and vocal organisation that connects and empowers and informs the local business community acting as an effective conduit to local authority and other organisations. We are proud to be part of that community and the association."

Nick Broom, Managing Director
(PVL UK Ltd)

"I am delighted to have a long-standing relationship with the BHBPA. Since its foundation the Association has gone from strength to strength and there is no doubt that it has brought huge benefits to its members and the business community as a whole through the partnerships it has formed with the local authorities, Sussex Police and local organisations. It is paramount that Burgess Hill businesses have an effective collective voice."

The Hon Nicholas Soames MP